Where Can You Find a Virtual Fetal Pig Dissection?


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A virtual pig dissection may be viewed at Whitman College's Department of Biology. It features photographs of the major systems of the pig, such as the respiratory system, with in-depth details of organs involved. There is also a quiz that covers the presented material.

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In 2008, the National Science Teachers Association encouraged research on the effectiveness of virtual dissection. The group recommended teachers offer alternatives to real dissection in their classrooms. In some states, this choice to use an alternate to real dissection is protected by law. Advocates of virtual dissection cite the absence of exposure to instruments and chemicals as a benefit.

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